HARRISON: ‘Candidate’ Barbour, mistake and all, got good press

JACKSON – A couple of weeks ago Gov. Haley Barbour was engaged in a good bit of old-fashioned gnashing of teeth over federal legislation that would provide the Mississippi $98 million to help pay the salaries of school teachers and other education personnel during the current state budget woes.

The Republican governor was upset because he said the state would have to divert an additional $50 million to $75 million to education from other cash-starved state agencies to garner that money.

At the time, he governor said it was a “hijacking.”

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